ESSENTRA SPECIALTY TAPES: Double-Sided Tapes
This company has introduced several double-sided tapes which will reportedly adhere well to UV coated material, such as boxes, cartons, posters, P.O.P. displays, lightweight forms, easels, shelf tabs, wobblers, danglers, and many other printed materials.
“A printer for one of our customers forgot to block out areas on the customer’s UV coated cell phone cartons,” said Andrew Ford, director of sales. “After the entire job was run, reworking the printed carton material was no longer an option, and the entire order would have had to be scrapped. However, when the customer discovered that our unique Essentra tapes will work on these defective packages, they were able to save the production run.”
The company has formulated special adhesives with UV inhibitors to manufacture tapes with strong adhesion to UV coated material. Several tape families were designed using this special adhesive to accommodate varying needs. There are two families of Essentra tapes with these adhesion characteristics:
Duraco Red, a specially modified acrylic adhesive produces a permanent and strong bond for this new versatile double-sided clear film tape. The high-performance tape was reportedly designed for hard-to-stick applications, such as UV coatings, with a strong plasticizer resistance. Its release liner and permanent tape are both transparent, allowing the user to accurately position the tape while applying it to a surface with graphics or text underneath. Once the red liner is removed, the graphics will reportedly show clearly through the remaining tape.
2811 tissue tape is aspecially modified hot-melt rubber-based adhesive reportedly creates a high-performance adhesion that is characteristic of this family of tissue tapes, and is suited for application on difficult surfaces and materials that are lightweight. The tapes are also user-friendly “finger-lift” tapes, which feature a release liner with a dry edge on both sides that extends beyond the width of the adhesive strip.
For more information, visit www.essentraspecialtytapes.com.